by , The Anthropo.Scene: http://jeremyjschmidt.com/2014/08/05/this-changes-everything-naomi-kleins-new-book-on-capitalism-vs-the-climate/
Klein’s new book is set to be released in about a month.
interesting, and is already getting buzz after the NY Times piece used
her findings to note that the Nature Conservancy gets oil revenue money from drilling on conserved land.
Should be interesting to see what she has to say in the book. Here is a description:
"Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The
really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon - it’s about
capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this
existential crisis to transform our failed system and build something
In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author
of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.
exposes the myths that are clouding the climate debate. We have been
told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and
growth is digging us in deeper every day.
We have been told it’s
impossible to get off fossil fuels when in fact we know exactly how to
do it - it just requires breaking every rule in the “free-market”
playbook: reining in corporate power, rebuilding local economies and
reclaiming our democracies.
We have also been told that humanity is too
greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge. In fact, all around the
world, the fight back is already succeeding in ways both surprising and
Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a
powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms and
droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs.
It’s about changing the world - before the world changes so drastically
that no one is safe. Either we leap - or we sink.
Once a decade, Naomi Klein writes a book that redefines its era. No Logo did so for globalization. The Shock Doctrine changed the way we think about austerity. This Changes Everything is about to upend the debate about the stormy era already upon us".